The 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir by Rex Hill rests 10 months in 21% new, 20% 1-year, and 59% neutral French oak barrels and showcases a medium to dark ruby and purple core with a brickish rim. Starting with notes of boysenberry, blue plum, sweet cinnamon, dried mountain sage and moves to lovely earthy characteristics of graphite, forest mushroom, and pine needle forest. Lovely balance between the acidity, tannins, body, and structure, this is a phenomenal bottle of wine for only $35. Drink now or over the next 7 years. 400 cases made.